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NAACP Calling For Gun Control Measures Following Shooting Deaths Of 2 NYPD Officers

The NAACP is calling for gun control measures following the shooting deaths of two New York police officers.

12/22/2014

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. (Photo credit:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

McAuliffe Proposes Gun Control Measures

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is pushing for new regulations on gun ownership and introduced a legislative package Monday that includes limiting handgun purchases to one a month and requiring universal background checks for purchases at gun shows.

12/15/2014

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D.C. Police Chief Seeks Changes to Concealed-Carry Law

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier testified Thursday at a hearing on the D.C. Council’s proposal to allow residents and visitors to get concealed handgun permits for the first time in nearly 40 years.

10/16/2014

A new report finds that the number of law-enforcement officers killed by firearms jumped by 56 percent in 2014. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gun-Control Law Discussed in Maryland Governor’s Race

A Maryland measure enacted last year tightening the state’s gun-control laws has been a recurring issue in the governor’s race.

10/14/2014

Gun control groups say this is the year they finally go toe-to-toe with the National Rifle Association and match their foe's imposing campaign spending for congressional candidates.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gun Control Groups To Match NRA Spending In Midterm Elections

Gun control groups say this is the year they finally go toe-to-toe with the National Rifle Association and match their foe’s imposing campaign spending for congressional candidates.

10/02/2014

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D.C. Council Votes to Allow Concealed Handguns

A reluctant District of Columbia Council voted unanimously Tuesday to allow people to carry concealed handguns in the nation’s capital for the first time in nearly 40 years.

09/23/2014

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Federal Judge Upholds Maryland Gun-Control Law

A federal judge on Tuesday upheld a Maryland ban on 45 assault weapons and a limit on gun magazines to 10 rounds, two key parts of a sweeping gun-control law that were challenged shortly before the law went into effect last year.

08/12/2014

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Court Strikes Down DC Ban on Carrying Handguns in Public

A federal judge on Saturday struck down D.C.’s ban on carrying handguns in public.

07/27/2014

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Beretta To Move Gun Factory From Md. To Tenn., Citing New Gun Laws

Citing Maryland’s new gun laws, firearm manufacturer Beretta U.S.A. Corp. announced today that it will move its manufacturing capabilities from Prince George’s County to a new production facility the company is building in Gallatin, Tennessee.

07/22/2014

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Md. Gun Law Debated in Federal Court

Lawyers for the state of Maryland have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit against a gun-control law, but attorneys who filed it say parts of the law should be overturned.

07/22/2014

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